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TORNADO INDUSTRIES, LLC
3101 WICHITA COURT
FORT WORTH, TX 76140
800-880-2913 FAX 817-551-0719
WWW.TORNADOVAC.COM
Operations & Maintenance Manual
For Commercial Use Only
BRUTE FORCE SERIES BURNISHERS
1600 RPM, 2000 RPM, 2000 RPM DUST CONTROL
MODEL NO: 98458, 98482, 98486
Form No. L8486RA 12/16 ©Tornado Industries, LLC. All rights reserved
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Long Term Buyer Protection Limited Warranty
Tornado Industries, LLC. (Tornado) warrants to the end/user customer that the Tornado product(s) will
be free from defects in material and workmanship for the duration(s) described below. This limited
warranty DOES NOT cover machines and/or components subject to normal wear and tear, damage
that occurs in shipping, failures resulting from modification, accident, unsuitable operating environment, misuse, abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance by you. For full details, contact your Authorized Tornado Distributor, Service Center, or the Tornado Technical Service Department. Tornado
sales and service representatives are not authorized to waive or alter the terms of this warranty, or to
increase the obligations of Tornado under the warranty.
10 Years*
Plastic water tanks and Rotationally-molded bodies
2 Years*
Parts on all Tornado cleaning equipment
1 Year*
Labor on all Tornado cleaning equipment
1 Year*
Warranty on batteries, one year prorated
All battery warranties are handled directly by the battery manufacturer, on a one year prorated basis
Terms subject to change without notice
1. Except all Windshears™ Blowers, Storm, TV2SS, Side and Downdraft, Insulation Blowers, CV 30,
CV 38, CK14/1 PRO, CK 14/2 PRO, SWM 31/9, CK LW13/1, CK LW 13/1 ROAM, CV 38/48 Dual,
PV6, PV10, PV6 ROAM, Wall Mount Vacuum and all chargers are warranted for 1 (one) year for both
parts and labor.
2. All non-wear item parts purchased after warranty expiration are warranted for 90 days.
3. Warranty starts from the date of sale to the consumer or, at Tornado’s discretion, 6 months after
the dealer purchased the unit from Tornado, whichever comes first.
4. The EB 30 is warranted for a period of 90 days for both parts and labor.
5. The warranty on engines used on propane powered equipment is limited to motor manufacturer’s
warranty.
6. Ride-on Scrubbers are warranted for 24 months, parts, 6 months labor or 1,000 hours, whichever
occurs first.
Note: Tornado, The Latest Dirt, Floorkeeper,
Carpetkeeper, Carpetrinser, Carpetrinser/Dryer,
Headmaster, Taskforce, PAC-VAC, T-Lite, Glazer,
Windshear, Max-Vac and Trot-Mop are trademarks
of Tornado Industries
Website: www.tornadovac.com
Phone 1-800-VACUUMS
Fax 817-551-0719
Address 3101 Wichita Court
Fort Worth, TX 76140
1-800-VACUUMS
90 Years of Cleaning Innovation
Form F2662.©2017. All rights reserved
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A Tacony Company
NOTES
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Write your machine serial number here:_________________________________________________
MODEL NO.
VOLTS
SERIES
CERTIFICATIONS
98458
115
R
cETLus
98492
115
R
cETLus
98486
115
R
cETLus
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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PREPARE THE MACHINE
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OPERATE THE MACHINE
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TROUBLESHOOTING9
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least
resistance for electric current to reduce the risk electric shock. This machine is equipped with a cord having an
equipment -grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be inserted into an appropriate outlet that
is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service person if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance - if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
This appliance is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug
illustrated in sketch A.
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Your new Tornado unit is a high quality, precision-made product. All parts used in the manufacturing of this unit
have passed rigid quality control standards prior to assembly. Please safeguard the original receipt / invoice. If
you experience any problems with your unit during the warranty period, the original receipt / invoice will act as
proof of purchase. Contact Tornado for any warranty inquiries.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS UNIT
Read and understand this owner’s manual and all labels on the unit before operating. Safety is a combination of
common sense,staying alert and knowing how your unit works. Use this unit only as described in this manual.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments. To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to your
unit use only Tornado recommended accessories.
WARNINGS
READ THIS OPERATOR’S MANUAL!
WARNING: You must have training in the operation of this machine before using it.
WARNING: Machines can burn flammable materials and vapors. Do not use this machine with or near fuels,
grain dust, solvents, thinners or other flammable materials.
WARNING: Do not operate this machine unless it is completely assembled.
WARNING: Do not use this machine as a step or to move furniture.
WARNING: When disconnecting power cord from electrical outlet, grasp the plug. Pulling it out by the
cord itself can damage cord insulation and internal connections to the plug. To prevent electric shock, always
remove the electrical plug from the electrical outlet before doing any repairs or maintenance to this machine.
.WARNING: To prevent injury, always remove the electrical plug from the electrical outlet before changing the
polishing pad and before leaving the machine.
WARNING: To prevent injury, keep hands, feet, and loose clothing away from the rotating pad.
WARNING: Maintenance and repairs must be done by authorized personnel only.
WARNING: Keep all fasteners tight. Keep adjustments according to specification.
WARNING: Keep the electrical parts of the machine dry. For storage, keep the machine in a building.
WARNING: Always use a three-wire electrical system connected to the electrical ground. For maximum
protection against electric shock, use a circuit that is protected buy a ground fault circuit interrupter. Consult
with your electrical contractor.
WARNING: To prevent damage to the power cord, do not let the pad, pad driver or wheels touch the power
cord when the machine is running. Always lift the power cord over the machine.
WARNING: Make sure all labels, decals, warning, cautions and instructions are fastened to the machine.
WARNING: To avoid fire, do not use unit with a flammable or combustible liquid to clean floor.
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UNCRATING
PREPARE THE MACHINE FOR OPERATION
.WARNING To prevent injury, always remove the
Your Brute Force Series Burnisher was protectively
packed to prevent damage in shipment. We suggest that electrical plug from the electrical outlet before changing
upon removing the unit from its carton you carefully the polishing pad and before leaving the machine.
inspect it for any possible damage in transit. If damage
With the handle locked, tip the machine back until the
is discovered, immediately notify the transportation
handle is lying flat on the floor
company who delivered your machine. As a
manufacturer, we are unable to ace upon any claim for To remove the pad-lock pad holder from the flexible
concealed damage: you must originate the claim.
pad driver, grasp the center support with your thumb
and forefinger and turn the collar counter-clockwise
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
(see figure 1).
This machine is designed to be safe when used to
Place a clean or new 20” buffing pad over the alignment
perform the functions specified in this Operator’s
ring on the pad holder
Manual. Should damage occur to electrical or
mechanical parts, the machine should be repaired by
Replace the collar by turning clockwise until snug (see
the manufacturer or competent service center before
figure 2).
using in order to avoid further damage to the machine
or physical injury to the user. Your floor machine is
Step back and tilt the burnisher to the upright position.
equipped with a safety switch lockout device designed
for your safety. Do not attempt to bypass or defeat the Connect the power cord into a grounded, 3-wire outlet.
safety lockout device. Never use any device to lock the
The Brute Force Series Burnishers should be operated
power switch in the ON position.
with the handle in the unlocked “floating” position
to provide excellent maneuverability and automatic
APPLICATION
pad contact. The units are designed for maintenance
The Brute Force Series Burnishes are used to achieve of large, open areas. To prevent excessive pad drag
or uneven burnishing where tight, repetitive turns are
and /or maintain a high gloss appearance on an
necessary, lock the handle for manual control of pad
established floor finish. The high pad revolution of
contact.
the floor burnisher combined with a good polishing
pad will turn properly established cleaned floor finish
NOTE: The hardened steel cam release lever does not
into a high gloss, hardened finish known as the ‘wet
require extreme tightening to effectively hold the handle
look shine”. Recommended pads are beige or white
synthetic pads, or the natural hogs hair blended pads. in position. Over-tightening the cam release lever will
shorten the functional life of the lever (see figure 3).
Preparation of the Surface
CAUTION: Do NOT operate the dust control burnisher
Before each use of this machine, the floor must be dust (Model 98486) without a dust skirt.
mopped with a treated mop and if necessary clean the
floor with a damp mop using a solution of water and
neutral cleaner.
figure 1
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figure 3
figure 2
HOW TO OPERATE THE MACHINE
Plug the machine in as directed and lower the handle
to the desired operating height. Push the safety switch
forward (see figure 4) and squeeze the switch triggers
beneath the handle grips. This activates the motor and
stars the pad in operation. Each time your release the
triggers the safety switch will reset. You will need
to follow the direction above to restart the machine.
CAUTION: When leaving the machine unattended,
disconnect the wall plug and return the handle to
the “locked” upright position to prevent accidental
starting.
Safety
Switch
Push the machine forward in a straight line, at a slow
walking speed. Overlap each pass by about 1 inch
(25mm).
figure 4
AFTER USING THE MACHINE
Upon completion, dust mop with treated mop to pick up
all burnishing residue.
The condition of the floor pad has a direct effect on the
performance of your burnisher. When the pad becomes
dirty, turn it over and use the other side. When finished,
wash the pad out and allow it to dry completely before
using again.
TRANSPORTING THE MACHINE
Use the rear wheels for transporting the Brute Force
Burnishers. This will insure that the operating wheels
remain clean and smooth for use on clean floor surfaces
(see figure 5).
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figure 5
Switch
Trigger
MAINTENANCE
Drive Belt Adjustment (see figure 7)
Once a month remove the motor cover of the unplugged
Brute Force Series Burnishers by removing the motor
cover screws.
Vacuum out any dust or debris which has accumulated
on the motor (see figure 6).
1. Remove the three (3) Phillips head screws
holding the pad center grip
2. Remove four (4) large, slot head screws holding
the drive pad.
3. Loosen pulley mount bolts (A) with a 9/16”
deep socket wrench.
Replace the motor cover by setting it overt the holes in
the housing and replace all of the screws.
Do not remove the bolts.
Check and maintain the tightness of all the fasteners.
4. Using a 1/2” box wrench, turn adjustment nut
(B) until it touches the adjustment bolt head.
Turn the adjustment bolt to tighten or loosen the
belt tension.
WARNING: Do not over-tighten the switch housing
screws.
Keep the burnisher clean, especially at the handle tube
and collar so the handle tube will move freely through
the collar.
5. Correct belt tension allows belt (C) no more
than 1/4” of side movement.
Inspect the cord for cuts, gashes, or loose prongs;
replace as needed.
6. Tighten the four (4) pulley mount bolts with the
9/16” socket.
The length of the carbon brushes should be inspected
annually. If they are no longer extended past the holder
window, they should be replaced.
7. Loosen the adjusting bolt (D) until it is snug
against adjustment stop molded in housing
and turn adjustment nut against pulley mount
bracket.
Replacement of carbon brushes should be done only by
a qualified service technician.
8. Replace pad driver and pad center grip
Disassembly of this motor voids the warranty.
Improper disassembly and assembly of this motor can
permanently damage the field or rotor.
figure 6
figure 7
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Cause
Burnisher will not start
Rectifier is defective. Replace.
Switch is defective. Replace.
Cord is damaged. Replace.
Plug is broken or has a loose contact. Replace.
Circuit breaker has tripped (2000 RPM and 2000 RPM Dust
Control ONLY)*
Burnisher tends to move to the right
Do not lift up on the handle while operating the unit.
Do not operate the unit with the handle set too high.
(Recommended handle height is from your waist with your
arms extended forward.)
Motor runs but pad does not turn
Belt is broken. Replace.
* To prevent circuit overload
• Do not spray buff with the Brute Force Series Burnishers
• Check pad and change if dirty or rough
• Check area being burnished for cleanliness, area should be damp mopped, scrubbed or swept with treated
broom.
• Operator should not try to operate the burnisher in a side to side motion.
• Operator should not continually force the machine with handle pressure.
• Eliminate any extension cord that is smaller than 12/3 wire or greater than 25 feet in length.
• The Dust Control unit will draw high Amps (20A+) without the dust skirt on the unit. Never run the unit
without the dust skirt in place.
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Warranty
Registration
Form
Please provide additional information on
Tornado equipment: (Check choices below)
__ Automatic Scrubbers
__Propane Floor Machines
__High Speed Burnishers
__Carpet Extractors & Spotters
__ Steam Cleaners
__Ride-On Equipment
__Sweepers
__Rotary Floor Machine
__Carpet Vacuums
__Wet/Dry Vacs
__Jumbo Vacs
__Pressure Washers
See complete product info at www.tornadovac.com
Selling Dealer:(Required)__________________________
Please Print Clearly
_____________________________________________________________________________
Company/Institution
_____________________________________
Contact Name
____________________________________
Title
_____________________________________
Address
____________________________________
City/State/Zip Code
_____________________________________
Phone
____________________________________
Fax
_____________________________________
Date of Purchase
____________________________________
Email
See white metal plate or sticker on unit for this information.
MACHINE TYPE/MODEL NUMBER:
1.
2.
3.
4.
MACHINE SERIAL NUMBER:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Facility Description (please circle all that apply)
1.
2.
3.
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8.
School
Retail Store
Restaurant
Office Building
Contract Cleaning
Light Manufacturing
Heavy Manufacturing
College/University
9.
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15.
16.
Hospital
Nursing Home
Religious Institution
Airport
Warehouse
Apartment/Condo
Warehouse
Supermarket
How did you first learn about
Tornado cleaning and
maintenance equipment?
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18.
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20.
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22.
In square feet (meters)
Total Carpeted Area
Square feet (square meters)
Total Hard Floor Area
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
Contacted by local dealer
Previous experience with
Tornado products
Reputation/
Recommendation
Advertising
Direct mail
Internet
Other
U.S. Govt.
Other Govt.
Auto Service
Airport
Non-Profit
Other (specify)
o
o
o
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0-10,000 (0-930)
10-50,000 (930-4,650)
50-250,000 (4,650-23,250)
Over 250,000 (over
23,260)
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0-10,000 (0-930)
10-50,000 (930-4,650)
50-250,000 (4,650-23,250)
Over 250,000 (over
23,260)
Damage or defect arising from abuse, neglect or other misuse is excluded from this warranty. Other items
may or may not apply based on your specific machine. If any defect occurs, the warranty is voided if service is
attempted by non-Authorized Tornado Service Centers.
©2017 Tornado Industries. All rights reserved.
X8449-TOR 1/2017
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Fax: 817-551-0719
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